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Trump Backs Roby in AL-02 Runoff Battle

The president took to Twitter to back Martha Roby and attack her primary opponent for previously supporting Nancy Pelosi.

By NTK Staff | 06.22.2018 @9:00am
Trump Backs Roby in AL-02 Runoff Battle

President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Rep. Martha Roby, the Alabama Republican who didn’t earn enough votes in the Republican primary to avoid a runoff earlier this month.

Trump called Roby’s opponent, Bobby Bright, “a recent Nancy Pelosi voting Democrat.”

Bright, a former congressman, is also a former Democrat. Bright voted for Pelosi to be speaker during his tenure in the House of Representatives.

Despite Bright’s support for Pelosi, Trump’s support for Roby was not a given. Following the release of the now-infamous “Access Hollywood” tape during the 2016 presidential election, Roby said she could not support Trump and withdrew her endorsement.

Ironically, Bright ran ads attacking Roby for turning “her back on President Trump when he needed her the most.” And yet it’s Trump who turned his back on Bright just weeks before the July 17 runoff.

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